7th grader killed while riding his bicycle

Superintendent: The boy was a creative young student

SUFFIELD, Conn. (WWLP/AP) - A boy from Suffield, Connecticut was struck and killed by a commercial box truck while riding his bicycle on Mountain Road (Route 168), Thursday afternoon.

According to message from Superintendent of Schools Karen Baldwin, on the Suffield Public School website, 7th grader Francis Anthony Alamo was riding his bicycle with his two friends when the truck hit him.

Police Chief Michael Manzi says that the accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. near the Suffield Middle School. The boy was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he later died. The cause of the crash is being investigated. No charges have been filed against the truck driver.

Baldwin said, “Anthony was a bright, creative young man who brought positive energy to every class and activity that he participated in.”

Counselors will be available at Suffield Middle School on Friday, July 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and a schedule for counseling next week will be communicated on the town website (www.suffield.org) on Friday afternoon.

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